I’m not really much of a runner.
But in 5 months, I’m going to run a 10K. (October 17th, 2010)
It’s going to require training, determination, endurance, strength and a whole lot of moral support. Honestly, I’m not all that sure I can handle it.
But when I think of the millions of women and children who have to walk miles each day to retrieve water for their families, I think of how most of that hard-earned water isn’t even clean and can infect people with deadly diseases. I think about how 45,000 people die each day from waterborne illnesses.
And then… yes. I’ll run a 10K. I can do it. But I need your help.
My goal is to raise $620.00 for water projects. Because of charity: water’s unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is “proved” using Google Earth when projects are complete. You can pledge per mile, you can give a lump sum when I complete my 10K or you can just donate whatever and whenever you want in the next three months.
I’ve never done anything like this before. And I promise to do it without complaining. After all, I’ll have fresh water to keep me going. That’s more than millions around the world can ask for.
Please join me in helping them.
‘The Cake Mom’
(P.S. The Donation period is only 3 months because that is the longest length that charity:water will let you have a fund raiser. I will continue on with another fund raiser when this one times out.)